Poll: Why is Andrew Cuomo backing Joe Biden?

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Vice President Joe Biden, announcing changes to La Guardia Airport's infrastructure in 2015.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Vice President Joe Biden, announcing changes to La Guardia Airport's infrastructure in 2015.
Office of the Governor/Kevin P. Coughlin
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Vice President Joe Biden, announcing changes to La Guardia Airport's infrastructure in 2015.

Poll: Why is Andrew Cuomo backing Joe Biden?

The governor is all in on the former vice president’s White House bid.
April 30, 2019

Despite the rumors that Gov. Andrew Cuomo might run for president himself in 2020, he appears to be going all in on Joseph Biden’s bid for the White House.

With the former vice president and senator making his candidacy official this month, several outlets have reported that Cuomo will do all he can to support Biden, the early frontrunner. CNBC reported that Cuomo would “open his formidable fundraising network to Joe Biden,” while sources told The Wall Street Journal that the governor would be “far more involved in helping Joe Biden’s presidential campaign than he was in supporting Hillary Clinton’s and Barack Obama’s White House runs.”

Why such staunch support? In this week’s reader poll, we ask you to weigh in.

Why is Gov. Andrew Cuomo backing Joseph Biden for president?

All of the above
39%
To get a post in a Biden White House
34%
Similar political/ideological views
11%
To stay relevant nationally
7%
To help New York should Biden become president
5%
Aren’t they actually close friends?
1%
Be on ticket
1%
He thinks Biden is best candidate
1%
He thinks Trump will be re-elected and is setting himself up for 2024
1%
He wants the VP nod....wont ever get elected President directly. Needs the "back door" approach.
1%
Personal relationship between Biden and Cuomo families
1%
Solidarity—they both have hair plugs
1%
Vice President
1%
Something else (write in answer below)
4%
Your vote is submitted

What should Cuomo have done?

Just what he did – get behind Biden early
49%
Wait for the field to get smaller before endorsing
41%
Biden is the Worst choice he could have thrown himself behind
1%
Buttigieg
1%
Endorse Bernie
1%
ENDORSE BERNIE OBVIOUSLY
1%
His move will hurt Joe Biden, because democrats do not need someone like Cuomo to strengthen the Democratic ticket.
1%
Kept his MOUTH SHUT
1%
Lost to Cynthia Nixon
1%
repent himself.
1%
Resign
1%
Run himself
1%
Stay out of it and fix the damn MTA
1%
Stay out of it?
1%
Stayed out if it
1%
Vote for a candidate with obvious policy proposals.
1%
Who cares? The guy is a creep. (Both of them!)
1%
Something else (write in answer below)
9%
Endorse U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a fellow New Yorker
2%
Your vote is submitted

If Cuomo were to get a cabinet post in a Biden White House, what would be the best fit?

Attorney General
45%
Lobbyist
1%
Boot licker
1%
bouncer
1%
Chief of Staff
1%
Dog Catcher
1%
god forbit if either of these two clowns make it to the WH
1%
He should not be in the white house
1%
Health and Human Services, Anger Management and Verbal Abuse Division
1%
Homeland Security
1%
Housing and urban development
1%
HUD
1%
Janitor
1%
No role
1%
None.
1%
Nothing
1%
Secretary of Treasury
1%
Treasury
1%
Something else (write in answer below)
12%
Chief of Staff
12%
Vice President
8%
Secretary of Transportation
8%
Secretary of Labor
7%
Secretary of State
7%
Your vote is submitted
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